On Friday we had our first, of hopefully many, orthopaedic simulation workshops at the Surgical Skills Centre aimed at training our junior doctors and developing their orthopaedic basic surgical skills in a low stress, supported and safe environment.
NSW Health has released a COVID-19 pandemic decision support tool (1). This decision support tool has been developed for healthcare workers in the operating theatre environment during the COVID-19 pandemic, and should be read in conjunction with the Principles for Resuming Elective Surgery
COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control – Guide for correct sterile surgical gown selection – NSW Health
The Agency for Clinical Innovation and Clinical Excellence Commission have partnered with clinicians to develop a guide to assist health workers to select the most appropriate gown for each surgery or aseptic procedure and minimise the risk of exposure to blood, body and irrigation fluids/substances. This guide is available on the NSW Health website (1). …
Guidelines on the “Preoperative Diagnostic Workup for COVID-19” is now available on the RACS website (1). This rapid review aims to evaluate the literature surrounding the clinical, laboratory and radiological methods that can contribute towards the diagnosis of SARS-Cov-2 —for the purpose of producing evidence-based guidance for surgeons in Australia and New Zealand.
Friday the 26th of June was Associate Professor John Vandervords last operating day at RNSH. A small celebration was held to celebrate his almost 40 years of service to the hospital.